International Day against Nuclear Tests
Miners' Day (Ukraine)
Municipal Police's Day (Poland)
National Sports Day (India)
Slovak National Uprising Anniversary (Slovakia)
Telugu Language Day (India)
708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
1009 - Mainz Cathedral suffers extensive damage from a fire, which destroys the building on the day of its inauguration.
1261 - Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope.
1315 - Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
1350 - Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
1475 - The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England.
1484 - Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV.
1498 - Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal.
1521 - The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade).
1526 - Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
1541 - The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
1728 - The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.
1756 - Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War in Europe.
1758 - The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, for the Lenape.
1778 - American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
1786 - Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
1807 - British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesley defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge.
1831 - Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
1842 - Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
1861 - American Civil War: The Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries gives Federal forces control of Pamlico Sound.
1869 - The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.
1871 - Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
1885 - Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.
1898 - The Goodyear tire company is founded.
1903 - The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched.
1907 - The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
1910 - The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
1911 - Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
1911 - The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
1914 - World War I: Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.
1915 - US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident.
1916 - The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
1918 - World War I: Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
1930 - The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
1941 - World War II: Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
1943 - World War II: German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
1944 - World War II: Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
1949 - Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
1950 - Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
1958 - United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1965 - The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
1966 - The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1966 - Leading Egyptian thinker Sayyid Qutb is executed for plotting the assassination of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
1970 - Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
1982 - The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
1991 - Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
1991 - Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo, is killed by the Sicilian Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
1996 - Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
1997 - Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service.
1997 - At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
2003 - Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
2005 - Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing up to 1,836 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
2012 - At least 26 Chinese miners are killed and 21 missing after a blast in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, located at Panzhihua, Sichuan Province.
979 - Otto (or Eudes), French nobleman (d. 1045)
1321 - John of Artois, French nobleman (d. 1387)
1347 - John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (d. 1375)
1434 - Janus Pannonius, Hungarian bishop and poet (d. 1472)
1514 - García Álvarez de Toledo, 4th Marquis of Villafranca, Spanish noble and admiral (d. 1577)
1534 - Nicholas Pieck, Dutch Franciscan friar and martyr (d. 1572)
1597 - Henry Gage, Royalist officer in the English Civil War (d. 1645)
1619 - Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1683)
1628 - John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1701)
1632 - John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)
1724 - Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet and author (d. 1803)
1725 - Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767)
1728 - Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
1756 - Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1830)
1756 - Count Heinrich von Bellegarde, Austrian general and politician (d. 1845)
1773 - Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
1777 - Hyacinth, Russian religious leader, founded Sinology (d. 1853)
1780 - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter and illustrator (d. 1867)
1792 - Charles Grandison Finney, American minister and author (d. 1875)
1805 - Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
1809 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)
1810 - Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian theorist and diplomat (d. 1884)
1811 - Henry Bergh, American activist, founded the ASPCA (d. 1888)
1842 - Alfred Shaw, English cricketer, rugby player, and umpire (d. 1907)
1843 - David B. Hill, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of New York (d. 1910)
1844 - Edward Carpenter, English anthologist and poet (d. 1929)
1857 - Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
1861 - Byron G. Harlan, American singer (d. 1936)
1862 - Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian politician and diplomat, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
1862 - Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
1871 - Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (d. 1950)
1875 - Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian flute player and educator (d. 1962)
1876 - Charles F. Kettering, American engineer and businessman, founded Delco Electronics (d. 1958)
1876 - Kim Koo, South Korean politician, 6th President of The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
1887 - Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian physicians and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 1978)
1888 - Salme Dutt, Estonian-English politician (d. 1964)
1890 - Peder Furubotn, Norwegian Communist and anti-Nazi Resistance leader (d.1975)
1891 - Marquis James, American journalist and author (d. 1955)
1898 - Preston Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1959)
1901 - Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1986)
1904 - Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1905 - Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (d. 1979)
1905 - Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (d. 1941)
1910 - Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (d. 1985)
1911 - John Charnley, British orthopedic surgeon (d. 1982)
1912 - Sohn Kee-chung, South Korean runner (d. 2002)
1912 - Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)
1912 - Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-English cinematographer and photographer (d. 2016)
1913 - Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
1915 - Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and author (d. 1985)
1916 - Luther Davis, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1916 - George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, and producer (d. 2000)
1917 - Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)
1920 - Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)
1920 - Herb Simpson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1920 - Otis Boykin, American inventor and engineer (d. 1982)
1922 - Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (d. 2008)
1922 - John Edward Williams, American author and educator (d. 1994)
1922 - Arthur Anderson, American actor (d. 2016)
1923 - Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1924 - Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (d. 1963)
1926 - Helene Ahrweiler, Greek historian and academic
1926 - Donn Fendler, American author and speaker (d. 2016)
1926 - Betty Lynn, American actress
1927 - Jimmy C. Newman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1928 - Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
1928 - Herbert Meier, Swiss author and translator
1929 - Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (d. 2004)
1930 - Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
1930 - Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
1931 - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (d. 2001)
1931 - Lise Payette, Canadian journalist and politician
1933 - Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (d. 2014)
1933 - Arnold Koller, Swiss politician
1934 - Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
1935 - Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)
1935 - William Friedkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1935 - László Garai, Hungarian psychologist and scholar
1936 - John McCain, American captain and politician (d. 2018)
1937 - James Florio, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 49th Governor of New Jersey
1938 - Elliott Gould, American actor and producer
1938 - Angela Huth, English journalist and author
1938 - Christian Müller, German footballer and manager
1938 - Robert Rubin, American lawyer and politician, 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1939 - Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian discus thrower and shot putter
1939 - Joel Schumacher, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1940 - James Brady, American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary (d. 2014)
1940 - Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1941 - Robin Leach, English journalist and television host (d. 2018)
1942 - James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
1942 - Gottfried John, German actor (d. 2014)
1943 - Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996)
1943 - Dick Halligan, American pianist and composer
1943 - Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1945 - Chris Copping, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945 - Wyomia Tyus, American runner
1946 - Bob Beamon, American long jumper
1946 - Francine D. Blau, American economist and academic
1946 - Demetris Christofias, Cypriot businessman and politician, 6th President of Cyprus (d. 2019)
1946 - Giorgio Orsoni, Italian lawyer and politician, 17th Mayor of Venice
1947 - Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author
1947 - James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1948 - Robert S. Langer, American chemical engineer, entrepreneur, and academic
1949 - Stan Hansen, American wrestler and actor
1950 - Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
1950 - Frank Henenlotter, American director and screenwriter
1950 - Dave Reichert, American soldier and politician
1951 - Geoff Whitehorn, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 - Karen Hesse, American author and poet
1952 - Dave Malone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 - Don Schlitz, American Hall of Fame country music songwriter
1953 - David Boaz, American businessman and author
1953 - Richard Harding, English rugby player
1953 - James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist and academic
1954 - Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American journalist, author, and academic
1955 - Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1955 - Jack Lew, American lawyer and politician, 25th White House Chief of Staff
1956 - Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer
1956 - Eddie Murray, American football player
1956 - Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Greek footballer
1956 - Steve Yarbrough, American novelist and short story writer
1957 - Jerry D. Bailey, American jockey and sportscaster
1957 - Grzegorz Ciechowski, Polish singer-songwriter, film music composer (d. 2001)
1958 - Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1958 - Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (d. 2009)
1959 - Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
1959 - Ramón Díaz, Argentinian footballer and manager
1959 - Ray Elgaard, Canadian football player
1959 - Chris Hadfield, Canadian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1959 - Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959 - Timothy Shriver, American businessman and activist
1959 - Stephen Wolfram, English-American physicist and mathematician
1959 - Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian film actor, Producer and Businessman
1960 - Todd English, American chef and author
1960 - Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1961 - Carsten Fischer, German field hockey player
1961 - Rodney McCray, American basketball player
1962 - Carl Banks, American football player and sportscaster
1962 - Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese game designer and composer
1962 - Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor, writer, producer and author
1962 - Simon Thurley, English historian and academic
1963 - Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter
1964 - Perri "Pebbles" Reid, American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter
1964 - Zisis Tsekos, Greek footballer
1965 - Will Perdue, American basketball player and sportscaster
1966 - Jörn Großkopf, German footballer and manager
1967 - Neil Gorsuch, American judge
1967 - Anton Newcombe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968 - Meshell Ndegeocello, German-American singer-songwriter
1969 - Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
1969 - Jennifer Crittenden, American screenwriter and producer
1969 - Lucero, Mexican singer, songwriter, actress, and television host
1971 - Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
1971 - Alex Griffin, English bass player
1971 - Carla Gugino, American actress
1972 - Amanda Marshall, Canadian singer-songwriter
1972 - Bae Yong-joon, South Korean actor
1973 - Vincent Cavanagh, English singer and guitarist
1973 - Olivier Jacque, French motorcycle racer
1974 - Kumi Tanioka, Japanese keyboard player and composer
1975 - Kyle Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 - Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
1976 - Phil Harvey, English businessman
1976 - Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
1976 - Georgios Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player
1976 - Pablo Mastroeni, Argentine-American soccer player and manager
1976 - Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer and manager
1977 - Cayetano, Greek DJ and producer
1977 - Devean George, American basketball player
1977 - John Patrick O'Brien, American soccer player
1977 - Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
1977 - Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian and radio host
1977 - Aaron Rowand, American baseball player and sportscaster
1978 - Volkan Arslan, German-Turkish footballer
1978 - Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
1979 - Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
1979 - Kristjan Rahnu, Estonian decathlete
1979 - Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
1980 - Chris Simms, American football player
1980 - David West, American basketball player
1981 - Geneviève Jeanson, Canadian cyclist
1981 - Jay Ryan, New Zealand-Australian actor and producer
1982 - Ruhila Adatia-Sood, Kenyan journalist and radio host (d. 2013)
1982 - Carlos Delfino, Argentinian-Italian basketball player
1982 - Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian footballer
1983 - Antti Niemi, Finnish ice hockey player
1986 - Hajime Isayama, Japanese illustrator
1986 - Lea Michele, American actress and singer
1987 - Tony Kane, Irish footballer
1990 - Jakub Kosecki, Polish footballer
1990 - Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
1991 - Néstor Araujo, Mexican footballer
1991 - Deshaun Thomas, American basketball player
1992 - Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1992 - Noah Syndergaard, American baseball player
1993 - Liam Payne, English singer-songwriter
886 - Basil I, Byzantine emperor (b. 811)
939 - Wang Jipeng, Chinese emperor of Min
939 - Li Chunyan, Chinese empress
956 - Fu the Elder, Chinese empress
979 - Abu Taghlib, Hamdanid emir
1021 - Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Japanese nobleman (b. 948)
1046 - Gerard of Csanád Venetian monk and Hungarian bishop (b.980)
1093 - Hugh I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
1123 - Eystein I, king of Norway (b. 1088)
1135 - Al-Mustarshid, Abbasid caliph (b. 1092)
1159 - Bertha of Sulzbach, Byzantine empress
1298 - Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar, English princess (b. 1269)
1315 - Peter Tempesta, Italian nobleman (b. 1291)
1315 - Charles of Taranto, Italian nobleman (b. 1296)
1395 - Albert III, duke of Austria (b. 1349)
1442 - John V, duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
1499 - Alesso Baldovinetti, Florentine painter (b. 1427)
1523 - Ulrich von Hutten, Lutheran reformer (b. 1488)
1526 - Louis II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1506)
1526 - Pál Tomori Hungarian archbishop and soldier (b. 1475)
1533 - Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
1542 - Cristóvão da Gama, Portuguese commander (b. 1516)
1604 - Hamida Banu Begum, Mughal empress (b. 1527)
1657 - John Lilburne, English activist (b. 1614)
1712 - Gregory King, English genealogist, engraver, and statistician (b. 1648)
1749 - Matthias Bel, Hungarian pastor and polymath (b. 1684)
1769 - Edmond Hoyle, English author and educator (b. 1672)
1780 - Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, co-designed The Panthéon (b. 1713)
1799 - Pius VI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1717)
1844 - Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish missionary and educator, founded the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
1856 - Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (b. 1778)
1866 - Tokugawa Iemochi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1846)
1877 - Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1801)
1889 - Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (b. 1815)
1891 - Pierre Lallement, French businessman, invented the bicycle (b. 1843)
1892 - William Forbes Skene, Scottish historian and author (b. 1809)
1904 - Murad V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1840)
1917 - George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (b. 1833)
1930 - William Archibald Spooner, English priest and author (b. 1844)
1931 - David T. Abercrombie, American businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1867)
1944 - Attik, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1885)
1946 - Adolphus Busch III, American businessman (b. 1891)
1946 - John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (b. 1897)
1951 - Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (b. 1871)
1952 - Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer (b. 1894)
1958 - Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)
1966 - Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theorist, author, and poet (b. 1906)
1968 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (b. 1881)
1971 - Nathan Freudenthal Leopold Jr., American murderer (b. 1904)
1972 - Lale Andersen, German singer-songwriter (b. 1905)
1975 - Éamon de Valera, Irish soldier and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (b. 1882)
1977 - Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923)
1977 - Brian McGuire, Australian race car driver (b. 1945)
1979 - Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (b. 1890)
1981 - Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
1982 - Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
1985 - Evelyn Ankers, British-American actress (b. 1918)
1987 - Archie Campbell, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
1987 - Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)
1989 - Peter Scott, English explorer and painter (b. 1909)
1990 - Manly Palmer Hall, Canadian-American mystic and author (b. 1901)
1991 - Libero Grassi, Italian businessman (b. 1924)
1992 - Félix Guattari, French philosopher and theorist (b. 1930)
1995 - Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2000 - Shelagh Fraser, English actress (b. 1922)
2000 - Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (b. 1951)
2000 - Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (b. 1913)
2001 - Graeme Strachan, Australian singer-songwriter & television personality (b. 1952)
2001 - Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2002 - Lance Macklin, English race car driver (b. 1919)
2003 - Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi politician (b. 1939)
2003 - Patrick Procktor, English painter and academic (b. 1936)
2004 - Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
2007 - James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand businessman (b. 1914)
2007 - Richard Jewell, American police officer (b. 1962)
2007 - Pierre Messmer, French civil servant and politician, 154th Prime Minister of France (b. 1916)
2007 - Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
2008 - Geoffrey Perkins, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
2008 - Michael Schoenberg, American geophysicist and theorist (b. 1939)
2011 - Honeyboy Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)
2011 - Junpei Takiguchi, Japanese voice actor (b. 1931)
2012 - Ruth Goldbloom, Canadian academic and philanthropist, co-founded Pier 21 (b. 1923)
2012 - Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, English historian and author (b. 1953)
2012 - Shoshichi Kobayashi, Japanese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
2012 - Anne McKnight, American soprano (b. 1924)
2012 - Les Moss, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
2012 - Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1969)
2013 - Joan L. Krajewski, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
2013 - Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Zambian cardinal (b. 1931)
2013 - Bruce C. Murray, American geologist and academic, co-founded The Planetary Society (b. 1931)
2014 - Octavio Brunetti, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1975)
2014 - Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (b. 1943)
2016 - Gene Wilder, American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author (b. 1933)
2018 - James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)
2018 - Paul Taylor, American choreographer (b. 1930)
Adelphus of Metz
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Eadwold of Cerne
Euphrasia Eluvathingal (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church)
John Bunyan (Episcopal Church)
August 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)